Charlotte Yates Named President

Charlotte Yates - Interim President 2020-2022

Charlotte Yates, provost and vice-president (academic), has been appointed to lead the University of Guelph on an interim basis for two years beginning Aug. 2. U of G’s Board of Governors made the unanimous decision March 24. The Board also announced that the search for the University’s ninth president and vice-chancellor has been suspended due

Apprenticeship program bridges gap to employment

U of G students

Recent grads of the University of Guelph’s College of Arts are getting a kick-start on careers in the Guelph community through a new philanthropist-funded apprenticeship program. All new grads of the college can apply for the program. The Guelph Arts Apprenticeship Program (GAAP) is a partnership among the University, the City of Guelph, local businesses

Making a splash back home in Turkey

Bartu Suer

As Bartu Suer’s final semester in the University of Guelph’s marketing management program loomed, his singing voice boomed over airwaves in his home country of Turkey. Suer is the lead singer of çatıkatı, a high-energy, Turkish language alternative rock band. The group started in Istanbul and continued to evolve in Guelph, where rehearsals and songwriting

U of G on Forbes Best Canadian Employers list

The University of Guelph has been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the best Canadian universities to work for. Of the universities included in the list, U of G placed sixth. “It is wonderful to see U of G recognized on such a prestigious list,” says Martha Harley, associate vice-president (human resources). “The University

U of G’s MBA ranks among best in the world

The MBA in sustainable commerce at U of G’s Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics is among the best in the world at weaving sustainability and corporate social responsibility into its courses, faculty research, and institutes. The program placed in the top 20 among 146 business programs globally in the 2019 Corporate Knights

Collection at Centre for Biodiversity Genomics surpasses 5 million specimens

The Centre for Biodiversity Genomics natural history collection at the University of Guelph reached an important milestone in February, processing its five millionth barcoded specimen. The CBG’s collections unit has sorted, processed and archived barcoded specimens from around the world since 2006. Each specimen in the globally unique collection is fully digitized and sequenced and

Supporting student-reservists aim of proposed initiative

Alex Fekri

Bringing peace of mind to University of Guelph students serving in the Canadian Forces is the aim of a proposal that would offer these students academic accommodations. The Serving Scholars initiative will be the first of its kind in Ontario and unique in its focus on reservists. There are at least 30 U of G students who

New awards and scholarships for gender equity initiatives

HeForShe

The University of Guelph is supporting gender equity activities on campus and in the community through $15,000 in awards and scholarships funded by the Angel Gabriel Foundation and the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics. The awards are part of the United Nations HeForShe initiative aimed at creating a bold, visible and united

Medieval books at U of G library

Medieval Books

Books dating back to the late Middle Ages are often locked behind glass in museums and archives, but the University of Guelph’s McLaughlin Library borrowed nine medieval manuscripts and allowed people to touch and flip through them as they would any other book. Ranging from a thirteenthcentury English Bible and a fifteenth-century German Office of

New institute builds on U of G’s environmental expertise

Tackling the world’s environmental problems through innovation and interdisciplinary collaborations is the focus of the new Guelph Institute for Environmental Research (GIER). It will build on the University of Guelph’s expertise in the environment and sustainability by bringing together researchers from diverse fields. “GIER includes researchers from all seven colleges at the University,” says Prof.